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ballet Heinz Spoerli's Peer Gynt, music by Grieg Zurich Ballet

Zurich Ballet

Heinz Spoerli's Peer Gynt, music by Grieg Zurich Ballet


Considered one of the greatest European choreographers of our time, Heinz Spoerli has created a Peer Gynt that combines the lyrical with the grotesque, the fantastical universe of gnomes with the reality of the modern world, and philosophy with folklore. Mischievous moments give a touch of lightness to the legend’s tragic theme. For this production, the contemporary composers Brett Dean and Mark-Anthony Turnage adapted Grieg’s score at the choreographer’s direction. The talented young conductor Eivind Gullberg Jensen joins forces with soprano Christiane Kohl and dancer Yen Han (who together personify Solveig), and with dancer Marijn Rademaker and actor Philipp Schepmann (who bring Peer Gynt himself to life).

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  • Heinz Spoerli | Choreographer
  • Yen Han | Dancer (Solveig)
  • Marijn Rademaker | Dancer (Peer Gynt)
  • Philipp Schepmann | Actor (Peer Gynt)
  • Ana Carolina Quaresma | Dancer (Åse)
  • Juliette Brunner | Dancer (Ingrid)
  • Julie Gardette | Dancer (Anitra)
  • Christiane Kohl | Soprano (Solveig)
  • Boguslaw Bidzinski | Tenor (Peer Gynt)
  • Agnieszka Adamczak | Soprano
  • Huiling Zhu | Soprano
  • Angelica Voje | Mezzo-soprano
  • Zurich Opera Chorus
  • Zurich Opera House Orchestra
  • Eivind Gullberg Jensen | Conductor


  • Heinz Spoerli / Edvard Grieg, Peer Gynt
    • I : Noces à la ferme
    • I : Cortège nuptial
    • I : Halling og springardans (danse du bal et danse du saut ou du printemps)
    • II : Prélude, Enlèvement de la mariée, Plainte d'Ingrid
    • II : Peer Gynt et les bergères
    • II : Peer Gynt et la Femme en vert
    • II : Dans l'antre du roi de la montagne
    • II : Peer Gynt poursuivi par les Trolls
    • III : Prélude
    • III : Chanson de Solveig
    • IV : Au matin
    • IV : Le voleur et le receleur
    • IV : Danse arabe
    • IV : Danse d'Anitra
    • IV : Sérénade de Peer Gynt
    • IV : Chanson de Solveig
    • V : Prélude
    • V : Chant dans la cabane
    • V : Scène nocturne sur la lande - Retour de Peer Gynt
    • V : Chant des fidèles (chorale)
    • V : Berceuse de Solveig


  • Directed by:
    • Andy Sommer
  • Venue: Zürich Opera House (Zurich, Switzerland)
  • Production date: 2008
  • Duration: 1 h 50 min
  • Production: © Bel Air Media
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